Parent Newsletter, Issue 16

The Pilot Pride Parent Newsletter is produced for the parents and friends of De La Salle Collegiate. The news and notes are compiled by the school’s faculty and staff, and emailed each week during the school year.
 
THIS WEEK AT THE COLLEGIATE
MIDTERMS ARE HERE: First semester examinations are Wednesday through Friday. Exams will be given according to the following schedule:

Wed: Period 1 Exam (8-9:30) and Period 2 Exam (9:40-11:10). 
Thu: Period 3 Exam (8-9:30); Period 4 Day 1 Exam (9:40-11:10); and Period 4 Day 2 Exam (11:20-12:50).
Fri: Period 5 Exam (8-9:30) and Period 6 Exam (9:40-11:10).

Please note that the third exam on Thursday is Period 4 on a Day 2 schedule. This is the class that does not meet on Day 1.

OTHER EXAM NOTES: Click here to view full final exam information for students and parents beyond just the schedule. This Google Doc has information about the cafeteria food service, student conduct expectations, potential snow plans and more.

PILOT HANGAR HOLIDAY HOURS: This week, the Pilot Hangar will be open with special hours for holiday shoppers. The store hours are: Dec. 16-17 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.); and Dec. 18-20 (7:30-11:30 a.m.). … Check out the website for details on special holiday sales. Use code DLSHOLIDAY at checkout to receive 10% off regular priced merchandise. 

OTHER SCHOOL NEWS
REPORT CARDS: First semester report cards will be available online at 3 p.m. on Jan. 10.

IB DISCOVERY NIGHT: There’s an opportunity to meet the International Baccalaureate teachers and hear from current students about each class in De La Salle’s diploma program. All freshman and sophomore students and their families interested in the IB program should plan to attend this event on Jan. 14 at  6 p.m. in the Commons.
 
ACT/SAT TESTS: Juniors and sophomores may soon take the ACT/SAT test, one of the most important components in their college application process. Students may take the ACT exam in February, April, June or July. They also have the option to take the SAT in March, May or June. For information, test prep courses, click here. Contact Mrs. Shelly Slusser for more information. 
 
EXTRACURRICULAR NEWS
GOLF PARENT MEETING: There will be a parent information meeting on Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. in the TARMAC.

ATHLETIC CALENDAR: For a complete rundown of athletic events please visit the website.

SCHOOL CALENDARS AT A GLANCE
Mon., Dec. 16 - Purple Day
Tue., Dec. 17 - Gold Day
Mon, Jan. 6 - Day 1 of Semester 2/Quarter 3
For the complete school calendar, click here.

CHRISTIAN SERVICE
THINK SPRING: Is your Pilot interested in spending part of his Spring break in Appalachia? This year’s Alternative Spring Break is April 13-18. It’s open to all students 16 years or older. Last year’s trip was amazing: meeting locals, living simply, working hard and making new connections with students around the country. 

ADOPT-A-FAMILY: Our Christmas service project has ended on a high note. Families picked up their food baskets and gifts on Friday. Thank you to all De La Salle families, and especially the advisory teachers who made this Christmas a merry one for local families.

PARENT GROUP NEWS
CBA/MOMS CLUB: The next general meeting is Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. The CBA Spring Fantasy 2020 Fashion Show is March 18 at Penna’s of Sterling Heights. Pre-Ticket sales will begin at the January meeting. 

DADS CLUB: There was a good turnout at last week’s holiday dinner/euchre party with great fellowship and a wonderful meal from Polish Village Cafe. Thanks to everyone who donated non-perishable items for the holiday food drive. The drive to help those less fortunate in our community will be an ongoing initiative at all dads club meetings. … Volunteers are needed to work security and concessions at this month’s home basketball games (Dec. 17 and Dec. 20). Please contact Uly Hernandez if you can assist.

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